The Whitehall Exchange Club exists no more.
While disbanding, the organization, which met at Fellowship Community, disbursed its remaining funds to community groups and students.
"We gave $1,000 to the Whitehall High School Scholarship Fund. We also gave $1,000 each to the Whitehall Township Public Library and to the Coplay Public Library," said the former club's president, Dennis Sommer.
Cadet Ashley Ziegenfuss of Troop 6942 followed the Girl Scout law by making the world a better place.
In order to earn her Silver Award, Ziegenfuss was required to complete a project to help her community. She and members of her troop, based at Faith Lutheran Church, created a 15-foot mural of a train along a wall in the Whitehall section of the Ironton Rail Trail.
"I love painting, and I bike on the Ironton trail a lot, passing the wall all the time, and wondered when something would happen to make it look nicer," Ziegenfuss said.
Under sunny skies, Faith Lutheran Church in Whitehall held its annual Wheels of Faith Car Show and Craft fair on the church grounds Aug. 18,
· Stations 36 and 37 responded to a reported mattress smoking in the middle of the roadway at Mickley Road and American Street (none found), 5:54 a.m.
· A fire alarm at 2022 Aery Lane, found to be a cooking accident, brought out Stations 36 and 37, 1:01 p.m.
· Stations 36, 37 and 39 responded to a pull station alarm at the Golf Oil Terminal, 2451 Main St., system malfunction, 4:29 p.m.
· Station 37 recalled for a motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle and a car on Schadt Avenue at the S curves, 6:54 a.m.
The Whitehall-Coplay School Board discussed the benefits and possibility of receiving a cyber security insurance policy at its recent committee meeting.
Peter Dooley, a broker with Myers Benner Inc., presented a document that outlined the insurance policy. The policy would protect the school from the threat of potential hackers, cases of copyright or trademark infringement, invasion of privacy, libel, slander and plagiarism.
"The more we learn about this, the more I think it's recommended the board considers this coverage," said Business Manager Robert Strauss.
· The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club monthly meeting – 7:30 p.m., Bethlehem Area Vo-Tech School, 3300 Chester Ave., Bethlehem. Information: www. dlarc.org, KE3AW@ arrl.net or 610-432-8286.
· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Open to all model railroaders ages 14 and older. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.
Whitehall was represented in the finals of the Lehigh Valley Best of the Best karaoke contest.
Most area schools are now in session for the 2012-13 school year. This means the morning commute will be busier for all on their way to work and school.
Be aware of students walking to bus stops and school and drive cautiously. You may even want to leave the house a little earlier to get a jump start on the heavier traffic. Stay safe.
With Labor Day behind us, we are headed into autumn and a busy schedule for fall sports.
The Relay for Life is not a one-day deal.
Although the 24-hour event which takes place each June at Whitehall High School is familiar to most people, the event does not represent the complete package, said Shari Noctor, chairperson of the 2012-13 Relay for Life of Whitehall. This year, the Whitehall relay celebrates its 10th anniversary and the American Cancer Society is celebrating its 100th.
In this continuing series, I am speaking to Mr. Harold Smith, well-known and highly respected president of the Northampton Historical Society and former employee of the landmark Miller's Department Store and Kotsch's Market in Fullerton.
Born in 1927 Harold, as most families in America, faced the Great Depression. I asked him to recall his youth.